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sparks fly in the vice presidential debate as joe biden and paul ryan trade jab on taxes, foreign policy and the economy in an often testy encounter. >> now you're jack kennedy. >> i think the vice president very well knows that sometimes the words don't come out of your mouth the right way. [ laughter ] >> containing the outbreak. health officials try to locate patients exposed to a deadly form of meningitis. and the firm that supplied the contaminated shots linked to the infection may have been operating illegally. mayor misconduct. an elderly mayor admits to stealing hundreds of thousands of dollars from her city but she's not going jail.
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this is the "cbs morning news" for friday, october 12, 2012. good morning. good to be with you. i'm terrell brown. compared to last week's presidential debate last night's faceoff between vice president joe biden and congressman paul ryan was like a shoot out at the ok corral. from the get go it was a pull no punches performance by both candidates. they squared off on everything from the economy to foreign affairs. randall good morning. >> reporter: good morning. both candidates came here on a mission. congressman ryan to criticize the obama administration's failures and republican solutions while vice president biden was defending the presidential record and also complaining about the republican plan for the nation. >> i will be very specific -- >> reporter: vice president joe biden wasted no time challenging congressman paul ryan's take on foreign policy. >> with all due respect that's a
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bunch of malarky. >> reporr: the vice president and ryan clashed over the economy. taxes. and medicare. with the democrat often on the attack. >> they are holding hostage the middle class tax cut. about time they take some responsibility. >> reporter: but ryan fired back. he slammed the obama administration's economic record. >> this is not what a real recovery looks like. we need real reforms for at that real recovery and that's what mitt romney and i are proposing. >> reporter: after several heated exchanges ryan said romney's performance last week is motivating the vice president. >> i know you're under a lot of stress to make up. >> reporter: as for who won it depends who you ask. polls are mixed. in a cbs news poll of uncommitted voters 50% thought the vice president won. 31% sided for ryan and 19% called it a tie.
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not surprisingly both sides claimed victory. mitt romney's campaign said biden seemed off balance and strange. the president's team said the debate exposed the risk of electing a romney/ryan ticket. the candidate also disagreed over foreign policy. congressman ryan pointing to the death of four americans in libya as the administration weakness on abroad while biden said romney's campaign talks first before they know what the facts are. back to you. that cbs news poll found the overall impressions of both vice presidential candidate improved after the debate. 55% of those asked if bid inis somebody they can relate to. 48% for ryan. 74% also say that about ryan about being knowledgeable and 85 for biden.
4:04 am senior political reporter breaks down last night's faceoff. >> reporter: joe biden came out very aggressive in this debate and maintained that tone throughout. to republicans he was rude. they were using the word unhinged, complaining about his smirking. for democrats it's exactly what they wanted to see. a week ago president obama was very passive in his debate against mitt romney. it was frustrating for democrats. they wanted to see him take to it mitt romney. he didn't do that. joe biden took it to paul ryan. he interrupted. he dominated the debate. as for ryan he was fine. he was on message. he certainly didn't alienate anyone. this night was about joe biden and about changing the narrative and getting democrats more excited and engaged in this race. now a vice presidential debate almost certainly is not going to change the fundamentals of the contest but it is going to give the democrats a reason to feel good and it is going to set president obama up to be more aggressive and take to it mitt romney in the presidential debate next week.
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>> two more presidential debates left. next tuesday in hempstead, new york. federal health officials said they contacted 1,000 of the roughly 14,000 people injected with that tainted steroid linked to the deadly outbreak of meningitis. infections have been reported in 11 states. 14 people have died. we have more on the drug company that sold the contaminated drug. >> reporter: the new england compounding center shipped more than 17,000 vials of a single drug to 23 states. the safety director of the massachusetts department of health said certainly necc was not operating as far as the fwags has seen so far in accordance with the massachusetts licensing regulation.
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that's because massachusetts law says compounding pharmacies which mix custom made medicines pevery patient for each dose it sends out. necc shipped the tainted steroid out to medical facilities in bulk without these prescriptions. cbs news called the necc for a response. the company did not immediately respond. government health officials acknowledge there's a regulatory gap when it comes compounding pharmacies. for instance massachusetts does not have the authority to track how many vials of a drug are produc produced. at the federal level the food and drug administration does not have clear authority to examine records in a compounding pharmacy. fda is seeking more authority. this pharmacist served on a panel setting regulations. >> who is minding the store in terms of regulation? >> the fda has worked very hard over the last several years to try from mull gate regulations, to clearly define when does a
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compounding pharmacy exceed its pharmacy and become a manufacturering under the purview of the fda. >> the cdc found so far the main fungus responsible is an organism that has never been found to cause meningitis before and a panel of infectious disease experts has been called in how to figure out how to diagnose it and treat it. lawyers for the suspect in the colorado movie theater shooting want a preliminary hearing in the case postponed until next year. james homes' attorney said they need more time to go through the evidence. he's accused of killing 12 people. >> our goal you get the money before thanksgiving. done. no obligation on your part other than to accept it.
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what you do with it is your own business. >> holmes' preliminary hearing is currently scheduled for november. he has yet to enter a plea. overseas hezbollah said it launched a drone that made knit to israeli airspace early last saturday. really fighter jet shot down the unmanned aircraft. it was destroyed near an israeli nuclear facility. israel said the unmanned craft carried no weapons and appeared to be on a recould na assistance mission system when we come back, road trip, the shuttle endeavor makes a slow journey as it heads to its permanent home. this is the morning news.
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the shuttle has to zigzag through the streets sometimes with only six inches to spare. 400 trees were cut down along the route just to allow the shut told get through. steel plates were added to the streets to accommodate the load. >> people suggest you use a helicopter, for example and it's just not possible. it's too heavy. it's the largest vehicle ever moved on earth on the ground ever. >> a helicopter? "endeavour" will complete the 12 mile road trip from los angeles international airport to the california space center in a couple of days. traffic is going to be a mess. cbs moneywatch time now on a friday. two giants try to make a connection. good morning. >> reporter: asian markets were mixed following more worries about weak corporate earnings. tokyo's nikkei shed a fraction. hang seng added half of a percent. the labor department reported
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the number of people filing new claims for unemployment declined to the lowest level in 4 1/2 years but the news did little to move the stock market. the dow lost 18 points on thursday. the nasdaq was off two points. a japanese cell phone company wants to buy 70% of struggling sprint-nextel corporation. sprint is the third largest cell phone company in the u.s. it continues to lose high paying subscribers to verizon and at&t. it is valued at about $13 billion. the price of corn jumped 5% on the commodities market and ill mean higher prices for meats and other products that contain corn. throughout damaged corn for december delivery finished at $7.73 a bushel on thursday. the agriculture department expects the harvest will be the smallest in six years. the drought in the corn belt is the worst in half a century. and a penny more for your
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thoughts at least if you're planning to mail them the financially strapped postal service said. the price of a first class letter will go up one sent in january to 46 cents. rates will increase for other services. the postal service lost more than $5 billion last year. >> one cent isn't that bad. straight ahead. your friday morning weather and in sports more late inning magic in baseball's post-season. find out who is moving on and who is going home. in some cities around the
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country. in new york partly sunny 60 trees. partly sunny in miami 87. mostly sunny in chicago, 56 trees. partly sunny in dallas. 85. and partly sunny in los angeles, 70 degrees. let's check your national forecast. northeast windy and chilly. showers and thunderstorms will extend from the southern plains to the tennessee valley. tornadoes, hail and damaging winds are possible across oklahoma and west texas. as much as a foot of snow is likely over higher elevations of the central rockies. heavy rain will soak lower elevation. the northwest will be raining. in sports this morning all eight of major league baseball's post-season teams in action last night. some are heading home for the winter storm. game five of the tigers and a's. justin verlander strike out. tigers eliminate the a's 6-0.
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in new york yankees do the same for orioles. a moment of silence for father of yankees manager who passed away on saturday. makes a leaping catch at the wall then throws to the infield. double up new york's russell martin. this is an extra inning affair. top of the 13th. comes around to core on a j.j. harding double. baltimore has a 2-1 lead. orioles closer jim johnson shut the door, baltimore wins 2-1 and forces a fifth game tonight. in the national league san francisco headed on to the nlcs, top of the fifth, giants delivers a knock out punch to the reds. makes it 5-0. giants win 6-4 and come back from a two game deficit to win the series. in washington the national keep their post-season temperatures alive. a walkoff home run. nats stop the card 2-1 and force
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a decisive game five tonight. in the nfl the steelers go on the road to face the titans, pittsburgh up by a touchdown in the fourth quarter. tennessee ties it on a five yard touchdown catch. steelers trying to take the lead with a late field goal. and coming up short on a 54-yard. we'll talk about this. let's talk about michael vick. philadelphia eagles quarterback michael vick once a dog own. spent time in prison on dogfighting charges. he's not allowed to have a dog during probation. he said he wants his children to develop a healthy relationship with animals. this week he was questioned about whether he owned a dog after a picture showed him with an open box of dog biscuit on the table. i thought michael vick liked dog biscuits. when we come back small town shocker, a 91-year-old alabama mayor is arrested for stealing hundreds of thousands of dollars from her own town for years.
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like chicken noodle soup from campbell's. here's a look at the weather in some cities around the ountry. cities around the partly sunny in washington, 67 degrees. sunny in atlanta 80. degrees. 67 in denver. drizzle in seattle 67 degrees. when californians go to the polls next month they will be asked to decide whether genetically modified food should come with a label. it's expected to have far reaching effect. >> reporter: supporters of california's proposition 37 took to the streets of oakland. the orphanic consumer association has gathered over 200,000 signatures in support of the measure. it calls for labelling foods containing genetic modified
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orphanisms. on the other side corporations have contributed $35 million to fight prop 37 with biotech giant monsanto leading the way. >> i'm a worried grocer. >> reporter: ray martinez said labelling would be a costly burden for grocers. >> it's a nightmare. every shipment we get, every product, every time, we need to keep records, written records of that. >> reporter: the vast majority of corn and soy beans grown in this country come from genetically modified seeds engineered in a lab to resist insects and pesticides. those crops are then used in a huge variety of processed food from cereals to soda. prop 37 would inform shoppers those products contain gmo. the food giants claim the labels will make consumers think there's something wrong with food. the pro labelling side insist as growing number of studies are lanking ge he in if i cally
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modified foods to growing health risks. >> americans have a right to know what's in their food. and corporations don't have a right to hide that information. >> reporter: polls show the measure is likely to pass and hopefully a start of a national trend. the 91-year-old mayor of river falls alabama has resigned after pleading guilty to stealing from the small down. mary hixon admitted to stealing $201,000 in the last three years. she was sentenced to ten years in prison. because of her advanced age that term was suspended. it left the city all but broke. hixon and her estate will have to repay that money. residents who were elected to come forward because she's a little old lady. who can you trust nowadays? you got to watch everybody. doesn't make any sense. coming up after your local news on cbs "this morning" the hidden fees in your checking account.
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. good morning. welcome to 9news now. it is friday, october 12. i'm andrea roane. a happy nats fan. >> wow, wow, wow. i hope you saw it. if you didn't, we'll bring you highlights. >> nothing like it. >> 13 or 14 pitches.
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i went out of my way. >> only one pitch that mattered. >> the last one. >> that's right. >> and the os. >> great night. >> good for them. >> an exciting sports night for baseball fans and a chilly one. you going to the game tonight? jess is going. bundle up. we'll have the nationals forecast coming up probably in about 15 minutes or so. 49 right now here in washington but we've got some 30s in some of the cold areas. sunny and 61 at noon. it's going to turn breezy, almost windy this afternoon behind a cold front. winds will be picking up out of the northwest, north at 15, 20 miles an hour, may gust 25 or so. this morning we're watching a few clouds out to our north and west with a couple of sprinkles in the mountains ahead of the cold front which will be coming through in a few hours. right now we have areas where the winds went pretty light. that's where we're in the mid- 30s in frederick. cumberland 34. the winds are up a little bit. we're up 39 degrees.
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44 easton. 50 at the patuxent river naval air station. tonight we'll have to be concerned with behind the front even colder air. 63 this afternoon for d.c. with mid- to upper 50s in the northern shenandoah valley. perhaps 67 in cambridge. a freeze watch north and west tonight. it does include fairfax and montgomery county and prince william and loudoun and everybody north and west of there. protect the tender plants if you care about them. let's check in with monika samtani at 4:27 with timesaver traffic. just getting word of an accident in prince william county at route 234. on the northbound side of i-95, things look great. no problems from woodbridge to springfield. it's friday morning light. a good time to head out. you will not hit any delays right now as you head for the betway. let's take a live look jut side first here in springfield. like i said much lighter than you normally have this time of the morning. no problems to 395. this time to the north side of town, 270 looks great. no issues on 70 as you come in
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from frederick and down on 270 towards clarksburg. a live look at the merge legion bridge on the west side of town. traffic moving well between 270 and tysons corner. more traffic at 4:39. back to you guys. one on. there's a drive. >> as we've been saying, it was a huge night for the nats and their fans. the team pulled off a must win guaranteeing at least one more game for them and their fans. >> you just get the chills thinking about it. 44,000 fans were on hand last night to see their team stay alive. bottom of the 2nd, adam laroche hit one into the centerfield grass ending his playoff hitting slump. he was one for 11 friar to that. that -- prior to that. nats up 1-on. cards ended up tying it up 1-1. then we go to the 9th. the legend of jason wirth grows huge. out of the yard.
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a walkoff home run. unbelievable finish for the nationals. his walkoff home run forces a game five. >> we have a great manager to lead us. we have a great organization from top to bottom. this is a great place to be. >> he didn't hit that many this year but that was the 14th, 15th pitch at-bat. that was a great effort on his part. >> for the longest time jason wirth was either in the five or sixth spot. they moved him to the leadoff hitter. did it without complaining and it paid off. nats park, first pitch tonight. tonight's winner goes on to the national league championship series against san francisco. 9 news will be live at the


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